The Old Young Ones on Radio Misfits

The Old Young Ones on Radio Misfits

Once in every lifetime comes a show like this. 40 years after the series left the BBC, Jon Clarke and Howie Weingarten welcome special guests to rewatch every episode of the classic Rik Mayall, Lise Mayer, and Ben Elton punk sitcom. 12 episodes of screaming, non sequiturs, random musical acts and the worst puppets you’ve ever seen.

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May 13, 2024 52 mins
Is a lack of a plot a satire of plots themselves? Jon and Howie welcome "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" senior producer Michael Brumm to figure out how this episode works. Why is the most interesting place in the world a Renaissance Fair in a cave? What's the story behind the spotlight on the band Madness? And what about Ftumtch? [Ep3]
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It's moving day! Jon, and Howie welcome super-fan Michele Sileo to discuss the second episode, which is all about the boys moving into their permanent location, until it isn't. The trio discuss the two separate episodes shoved together, the Muppet Show energy and why the two guys in the basement doesn't work. Plus, lots of sad Niel.  [Ep2]
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April 15, 2024 54 mins
The "Young Ones" introduces the show by destroying its only location! Jon and Howie discuss how the staginess of this episode is influenced by the live alt scene of London in the late 70s, how each performer is given their moment in the spotlight and how Nine Below Zero may be the most British band ever. [Ep1]
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March 26, 2024 54 mins
Who are The Young Ones, and why are Jon Clarke and Howie Weingarten talking about them 40 years later? Jon and Howie discuss the origins of the world's first punk sitcom, which took a stage show approach in attacking the state of television and a scattershot structure to bring in more of the British alt comedy scene. Plus, how Jon and Howie found the show 10 years after it aired and why the early 80s' British scene connected so str...
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